according to the Universal Law Of Gravitation If You Double The Distance Between Two Objects Then the?

Gravitational force between the two will:

A. Decrease by a factor of 2

b. Increase by a factor of 2.

c. Decrease by a factor of 8.

d. Increase by a factor of 4.

E. Decrease by a factor of 4.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    E.

    It's the inverse square law.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Inverse square law.

    As one increases, the other decreases by the square.

    Increase one by 2, you decrease the other by 2 squared (which is 4).

  • 9 years ago

    F = GMm/r^2

    Therefore force is proportional to 1/r^2.

    If r is doubled, r^2 is quadrupled, and the force decreases by a factor of 4.

  • 9 years ago

    Inversely as the square of the distance.

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  • 9 years ago

    It's E.

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